SM UB-148

SM UB-148 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat built for the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 19 September 1918 as UB-148[Note 1] . UB-148 was surrendered to the United States in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany on 1 December 1918 and later sunk as target by USS Sicard.[3]

For other ships with the same name, see German submarine U-148.

UB-148 at sea.
History
German Empire
Name UB-148
Ordered 27 June 1917[1]
Builder AG Weser, Bremen
Cost 4,301,000 German Papiermark
Yard number 314
Laid down 27 October 1917[2]
Launched 7 August 1918[3]
Commissioned 19 September 1918
Fate Surrendered to the US, sunk as target[3]
General characteristics [3]
Class and type German Type UB III submarine
Displacement
  • 523 t (515 long tons) surfaced
  • 653 t (643 long tons) submerged
Length 55.85 m (183 ft 3 in) (o/a)
Beam 5.80 m (19 ft)
Draught 3.75 m (12 ft 4 in)
Propulsion
Speed
  • 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
  • 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) submerged
Range
  • 7,280 nmi (13,480 km; 8,380 mi) at 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) surfaced
  • 55 nmi (102 km; 63 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth 50 m (160 ft)
Complement 3 officers, 31 men[3]
Armament
Service record
Commanders:
Operations: No patrols
Victories: None

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She was built by AG Weser of Bremen and following just under a year of construction, launched at Bremen on 7 August 1918. UB-148 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun. UB-148 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 9,090 nautical miles (16,830 km; 10,460 mi). UB-148 had a displacement of 523 t (515 long tons) while surfaced and 653 t (643 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) when surfaced and 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) when submerged.

  1. “SM” stands for “Seiner Majestät” (English: His Majesty’s) and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty’s Submarine.

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